Rhymist

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rhymist A rhymer; a rhymester.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rhymist an inferior poet: a minstrel
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Properly rime (the hy being due to the influence of Rhythm)—A.S. rim, number, cog. with Old High Ger. rīm (Ger. reim).

Usage

In literature:

Spenser is the most harmonious of our stanza writers, as Dryden is the most sounding and varied of our rhymists.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
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